What Are The Benefits of Turmeric Lattes?
Like turmeric tea, turmeric lattes are a traditional Ayurvedic drink in India, but they’ve only recently gained popularity in the West. Not only is this spiced blend delicious and warming, but there are also a number of benefits of turmeric lattes that could have a positive impact on your overall health.
Whether you swap your morning coffee with this tasty caffeine-free alternative, or simply add one to your evening wind-down routine – you might just start to notice the benefits of turmeric lattes in a matter of weeks.
What’s in a Turmeric Latte?
When it comes to making the perfect turmeric latte, there are a few key ingredients you’ll need to get your hands on.
It goes without saying that you’ll need some turmeric to make a turmeric latte! Although it’s possible to make a tasty turmeric latte with standard ground turmeric, we would always recommend using fresh turmeric root or a turmeric shot for the many added health benefits.
Sweeten your turmeric milk with a drizzle of delicious honey. Not only is it a natural sweetener, but it also contains more nutrients than refined sugar. High-quality honey contains antioxidants, which may improve cholesterol and lower blood pressure.
If you’re looking to make a vegan turmeric latte, then you can swap the honey for agave nectar, coconut nectar or maple syrup for a boost of sweetness.
Cinnamon and Ginger
Thought to be able to reduce blood sugar levels and provide a large dose of antioxidants, cinnamon and ginger are two spices that may enhance your overall health, whilst also taking the taste of your turmeric latte to the next level!
No latte is complete without milk! We opt for almond milk in our turmeric lattes as the subtle nutty flavour really complements the blend of warming spices. However, any milk will work well, so choose your favourite or have an experiment!
Turmeric Latte Health Benefits
So now you know what goes into them, you might be wondering how turmeric lattes are good for you.
Filled with antioxidants and essential vitamins and minerals, such as niacin, magnesium and zinc from the honey, calcium, vitamin B12 and vitamin D from the fortified almond milk and antioxidants from the cinnamon, turmeric and ginger - turmeric lattes can be incredibly nutritious!
Aside from the impressive nutritional profile, this blissful beverage may be able to:
- Reduce inflammation within the body, thanks to the purported anti-inflammatory benefits of turmeric
- Boost your mood and alleviate feelings of low mood and depression
- Protect against free radical damage due to the high levels of antioxidants
By adding a creamy turmeric latte to your daily routine along with a health-boosting raw turmeric shot, you could be giving your body essential nutrients to support your overall health and wellbeing. So whether you’re looking to support your immune system, reduce symptoms of arthritis or aid your digestion – a turmeric latte could be a comforting and delicious step in the right direction!
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